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South Surrey self guided walks

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Beare Green

An undulating walk through farmland and woodland, starting from Holmwood Station in Beare Green village. On a clear day there are good views to the Greensand Ridge and the North Downs.

Start Holmwood Station in Beare Green (RH5 4QY)
Distance 5.25 km (3.5 miles)
Time Allow 2 hours
Difficulty *** Challenging terrain

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Capel Loops

A walk in two sections, making it ideal for a lunchtime stop in Capel village. The walk passes through farmland and woodland, with beautiful wildflowers in the spring. There are good views to Leith Hill and the North Downs.

Start Vicarage Lane bus stop (RH5 5JY)
Distance Two sections: 4.8 km (3 miles) each
Time 1.5 hours per section
Difficulty ** Moderate terrain

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East Horley Circular

A flat circular walk taking you on a journey through time where new meets old and built up areas merge with farmland, streams and woodland. You'll encounter World War II pillboxes, hints of the tanning industry and the mysterious site of Thunderfield Castle.

Start / Finish Outside The Farmhouse pub (RH6 8PB)
Distance 9.5 km (6 miles)
Time Allow 3 hours
Difficulty ** Moderate terrain

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Godalming and Eashing Circular

A circular walk from Godalming station, exploring the valley of the River Wey west of the town including the medieval stone bridge in Eashing.

  • Start/Finish - Godalming rail station (GU7 1EU)
  • Distance - 6.5km (4 miles)
  • Time - Allow 2 hours
  • Difficulty - *** Challenging terrain

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Ramble around Ewhurst

A 7km (4.5 mile) circular rural walk from the village of Ewhurst. The walk explores the beautiful local countryside, with stunning areas of mixed woodlands, rolling meadows, pretty streams and picturesque cottages and farms along the way.

Start / Finish Ewhurst Village Green opposite Bulls Head pub (GU6 7PB)
Distance 7 km (4.5 miles)

Time

Allow 2.5 hours
Difficulty

*** Challenging terrain

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Sidney Wood and the Lost Canal

An attractive circular walk from Sidney Wood near Alfold (near the border with West Sussex), exploring mixed woodlands and old parkland as well as a long stretch of the old Wey and Arun Canal.

Start / Finish

The free Forestry Commission car park in Sidney Wood, accessed from Dunsfold Road (GU6 HPU)

Distance 8km (5 miles)
Time Allow 2.5 hours
Difficulty ** Moderate terrain

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Silent Pool and St Martha's

A circular undulating walk in the Surrey Hills, visiting a number of popular attractions including Silent Pool, a stretch of the North Downs Way, Newlands Corner and St Martha's Hill, and offering superb views.

Start / Finish

Silent Pool free car park (GU5 9BW)

Distance 9.5 km (6 miles)
Time Allow 3 hours
Difficulty *** Challenging terrain

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Trees and Timber

A 9km (5.5 mile) circular walk from Hydon Heath car park, near Hascombe. The walk explores several stretches of mixed woodland, a stretch of the Greensand Way with fabulous views and also the village of Hascombe.

Start / Finish The free National Trust Hydon Heath car park (also called Hydon Ball), located on Salt Road (GU8 4BB)
Distance 9km (5.5 miles)
Time Allow 3 hours

Difficulty

*** Challenging terrain

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Walk the Chalk

A linear walk from Dorking to Gomshall railway stations, via some of the finest chalk grassland in Surrey. The scenery is spectacular and the area is rich in wildlife. The return leg can be completed by a simple train or bus journey (but check timings beforehand)

Start / Finish

Dorking rail station / Gomshall rail station

Distance 12 km (7.5 miles)
Time Allow 3.5 hours
Difficulty *** Challenging terrain

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